I will begin by saying that I'm not a follower of the Wonder Woman comic books. My exposure to her character is limited to the Lynda Carter TV series, the Superfriends cartoons, & the Justice League animated series.
For starters, the animation is top notch. I was immediately drawn into the movie by the epic battle scenes, which were exactly that...epic. The voice casting was fairly well done. Virginia Madsen was spot on as Hippolyta. While I didn't exactly love Keri Russell as Diana, I didn't hate her, either. Her voice is strong enough but she seemed a little too monotone, to me anyway.
The storyline was good. The action scenes were balanced well with drama & surprising moments of comedy, which made me laugh out loud. I found Steve Trevor to be a little irritating & I can't see why someone like Diana would fall for him, which is why I gave the movie only 4 stars. Also, I don't believe they ever explained the invisible jet. I mean, if they've been essentially cut off from "man's world" for hundreds of years, where did the get the technology for the jet?
The special features include previews of the new Green Lantern movie, due to be released this summer, which looks very good. Previews of the Dark Knight animated movie, already released. Documentaries on the making of this move & the creation of the Wonder Woman comics. I found them very interesting. It also features two Justice League Unlimited episodes that star Wonder Woman: To A Distant Shore & Hawk And Dove.
Overall this is a great movie. I recommend it for adults & older children.
Wonder Woman is the newest animated film from DC comics. Both DC and Marvel have been releasing some pretty impressive straight-to-DVD animations in the last few years. Wonder Woman is no exception, as the artwork is excellent and the voice talent includes stars like Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion and Rosario Dawson. The story is also co-written by Gail Simone, who is one of the best comic book writers in the business today. My only complaint about this well-intentioned film is that it is purely … more
On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the god of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge - intending to start a world war that will not only last for centuries but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons! It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!